This year's participants in Eldrimner's Swedish Championships in Artisan Food


Sweden, Finland, Åland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Norway and Iceland will compete for the Open Swedish Championship in Artisan Food which will be determined in Östersund, 8-10 October. 180 artisan food companies have shown an interest in this year's competition. Approximately 590 products will be competing in 40 different classes.

This year the Swedish Championships are an open championship for Nordic food artisans. The competition is taking place in collaboration with Særimner, Eldrimners' idea and knowledge fair in the Storsjöteater in Östersund, 8-10 October. The judging by the jury will take place in public in the Storsjöteater in Östersund on 8 October when the 21 jury groups will look at, taste and smell the 590 artisan food products. The prize ceremony will take place on the evening of 9 October in conjunction with the Særimner gala get-together.

"This year, when we have opened the competition up to the whole Nordic Region, interest has been greater than ever before, with record numbers of companies and products registering. We at Eldrimner are delighted that artisan food and the competition have aroused such an interest," says Catrin Heikefelt at Eldrimner.

New categories this year are Confectionery, Nectar, Mustard and Innovative artisan food.

The organiser of the Swedish Championships in Artisan Food is Eldrimner - National Resource Centre for Artisan Food. Særimner is organised in co-operation with New Nordic Food II.


Further information contact:
Catrin Heikefelt, Competition organiser Open Swedish Championships in Artisan Food, 010-225 32 32,
Catharina Andersson, Press information, Eldrimner, 010-225 32 39,
Bettina Lindfors, Communications Adviser, New Nordic Food II, +358 50 599 5244,
Gunnþórunn Einarsdóttir, Project Manager, small and medium-sized food production in the Nordic Region,

Eldrimner is Sweden's national resource centre for artisan food. We help food artisans in the start-up and development of their business. We give advice and support, inspire and share knowledge. With us the entrepreneurs are involved in shaping the business.

Artisan Food is a gentle processing of mainly local ingredients, on a small scale, often tied to the farm. They work with natural processes, and people and hands are involved throughout the entire production chain. Small-scale artisan food provides unique products with taste, quality and identity which industry cannot produce.

New Nordic Food The vision for the Nordic Council of Ministers' programme New Nordic Food II (2010-2014) is that the Nordic cuisine will inspire a love of food, taste and diversity - both at home and abroad. NNF II builds on the Manifesto of the New Nordic Kitchen with values such as purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics. New Nordic Food aims to encourage local traditions in new ways, and to support food producers, artisans and entrepreneurs.

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